NCSI Background Screening

Our “SE Safety” background screening product is the gold standard in background screening & abuse awareness training to help keep kids safe.

  • Only NCYS approved screening vendor
  • Used by over 50 National Governing Bodies
  • We take care of ensuring compliance with Fair Credit Reporting Act, FACTA, “The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Law of 2017.”
  • Abuse Awareness/Prevention training integrations with: Abuse Preventions Systems and SafeSport
  • Safe Sport Act Compliance

Every JVA member and all adults listed on rosters at JVA insured events must complete the JVA Background Screen and APS training unless they hold a current USAV screen* and Safe Sport Certification*.  A club will not allow any individual who refuses to consent to a background screen or complete the APS training to participate in any club activities. A club will immediately remove from any involvement with the club, an individual who receives a negative (red light) screening report.

JVA Background Screening Procedures
All individuals, 18 years of age or older, involved in any capacity with a JVA member club must be screened: Club directors, club administrators, tournament directors, team reps, coaches, chaperones, and trainers who register, affiliate and/or participate with a junior volleyball club or team. Tournament Directors are required to insure that any official 18 or older who intends to work a junior sanctioned event will also be screened (with the exception of a junior player).

A background screen will not be required for those individuals who are classified only as junior players. Clubs that register junior players as coaches will insure that those coaches are screened upon reaching the age of 18 years old.  JVA does recognize and accept USAV screens.

JVA has partnered with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to process our member background screens.

*USAV Screening and Safe Sport Training are accepted as they match the criteria of NCSI screening and APS training.

It is imperative that applicants use their full legal name (as stated on a valid driver’s license, passport or non-driver state ID) and correct date of birth.

NCSI Background Screening includes the following checks:

  • SSN Validation;
  • Two independent multi-jurisdictional criminal database searches covering 50 states plus DC, Guam and Puerto Rico;
  • Name and address history records;
  • Federal District Courts search for the districts(s) where the individual currently lives or has lived during the past seven years, going back the length of time records are available and reportable based on the name and address the individual provides and the developed address history records;
  • County Criminal Records for the county (or counties) where the individual currently lives or has lived during the past seven years, going back the length of time records are available and reportable for each county searched based on the name and address the individual provides and the developed address history records;
  • Two Sex Offender Registry database searches of all available states, plus DC, Guam and Puerto Rico;
  • Multiple National Watch Lists;
  • Comprehensive International Records search US citizens who have lived outside of the United States for six consecutive months in any one country, during the past seven years; (Additional Cost will apply)

JVA/NCSI Criteria for Pass or Fail:

  • Any felony: Defined as all crimes punishable by greater than one year in jail or prison, regardless of how characterized by jurisdiction. If range, alternate sentencing, or indeterminate sentencing with an outer range of greater than one year;
  • All sexual crimes, criminal offenses of a sexual nature to include but not limited to: rape, child molestation, sexual battery, lewd conduct, possession and distribution of child pornography, possession and distribution of obscene material, prostitution, indecent exposure, public indecency and any sex offender registrant;
  • Any drug related offenses;
  • Harm to a minor or vulnerable person, including, but not limited to, offenses such as child abandonment, child endangerment/neglect/abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and DUI with a minor;
  • Violence against a person, force, or threat of force (including crimes involving a deadly weapon and domestic violence);
  • Stalking, harassment, blackmail, violation of a protection order, and/or threats;
  • Destruction of property, including arson, vandalism, and criminal mischief; and;
  • Animal abuse, cruelty, or neglect.

Once an application is completed, in about ten days, the applicant is notified when a determination is made letting them know their background screen has been completed.  Determination of the NCSI screening and verification of completion of the APS Training are housed in our database.

NCSI Determinations:

  • Pending – A registrant will appear as pending once they have submitted their online registration.
  • Green Light – The registrant has no convictions, SOR registrations or pending charges that does not meet your organization’s criteria.
  • Red Light – Records – NCSI found and verified a record of a conviction, SOR registrations or pending charges that does not meet your organization’s criteria.
  • Red Light (I) – Incomplete Information –  A Red Light (I) – Incomplete Information is issued if the information requested (usually a copy of an ID or a phone call) is not received by NCSI within a set timeframe, following 3 previous email requests to the registrant.  If a Red Light (I) – Incomplete Information is issued, a registrant will have 6 months from the date of their registration to provide the requested information.  After 6 months the registration will be considered expired and the registrant must re-register for a new background screen.

If the determination is not a “green light”, the following process occurs:

  • Applicant is notified with a Pre-Adverse action letter, record that was sourced in the applicant name & dob and FCRA Guidelines
  • Applicant is given 5 business days to respond
  • Red Light is issued – JVA is notified via email
  • JVA determines whether or not you would like the applicant to continue with organization
  • If not NCSI will send Final Adverse Action letter on JVA’s behalf

The Final Adverse Action Letter from NCSI to the applicant will include a copy of the Record and a summary of the individual’s FCRA rights as part of the investigation. The applicant may appeal the accuracy of the information in the report, directly to NCSI as directed in the FCRA document.

Anyone that fails a background screen cannot reapply for another screen until the following season.

View the JVA’s full safety program here.